Training prepares UNCSW delegates to carry the message home

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal delegation representing the church and its policies at the annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women gathered on March 22 for an advocacy training designed to empower delegates to take the message home to their dioceses, churches and communities, and to engage others in the effort to “leave […]

Anglican women reaffirm ‘unequivocal commitment’ to stay in communion with each other

[Anglican Communion News Service] Statement from the Anglican Communion delegation at the 60th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, 2016: 22 March 2016 We as the Anglican Communion delegation at the 60th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW60), March 2016, have experienced a deep […]

VIDEO: Presiding Bishop preaches during UNCSW Eucharist

‘By empowering women, cultures, societies are lifted up’

[Episcopal News Service] “The key to eradicating most poverty on the planet, aside from programs that help, aside from economic development, which is all obvious, the key is to be found in women,” said Presiding Bishop Michael Curry in a March 17 sermon preached in honor of the Episcopal and Anglican women gathered in New […]

Panel focuses on ‘sustainable development power tool’ for women, girls

Event runs parallel to U.N. Commission on the Status of Women session

[Episcopal News Service] By empowering women and girls from the ground up, it is possible to change entire communities: to lower poverty and domestic violence rates and to ensure that girls receive an education. It is even possible to change men. “I believe that economic development will never be a reality unless it reaches women […]

Communion women can help change sisters’ fate, says Anglican leader

Secretary General also challenged: Turn focus away from internal conflict

[Episcopal News Service] The secretary general of the Anglican Communion said March 16 that Anglican and Episcopal women must continue – and redouble – their work to change the fate of women and girls in their communities, including by working with their national and local governments. “Sisters, opportunities are many, but we cannot afford to […]

‘Women build peace’ but their voices and stories have been ignored

Expert: women must be allowed to claim place in 'big decision-making spaces'

[Episcopal News Service] For centuries and all over the world, women have always worked for peace and, while their skills are more needed now than ever, one peacemaker says women’s stories and their abilities have been discounted and erased. Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, co-founder and executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based International Civil Society Action Network, told […]

Mujeres anglicanas y episcopales concurren a la apertura de la 60ª. conferencia anual de la UNCSW

Tema: ‘El empoderamiento de las mujeres y su relación con el desarrollo sostenible’

[Episcopal News Service] Ejemplos de la fortaleza, el valor y la “hermandad en el sufrimiento” de las mujeres pueden encontrarse a través de la Biblia, incluidas las dos lecturas del leccionario que coinciden con la apertura de la 60ª. Conferencia Anual de la Comisión de Naciones Unidas sobre la Condición [Jurídica y Social] de la […]

Anglican, Episcopal women gather to open the 60th annual UNCSW

Theme: ‘Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development’

[Episcopal News Service] Examples of women’s strength, courage and “sisterhood of the suffering” can be found throughout the Bible, including in the two lectionary readings coinciding with the opening of the 60th annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. The March 14 readings, 2 Kings 4:18-37, where Elisha raises the Shunnamite’s son, the […]